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GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -
Authorities said a two-week investigation into a man
suspected of selling heroin led to three arrests.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office reported Robert
"Bob" Stafford, 37, Brittany Medine, 29, and Wiley Mahurin Jr., 43,
all of Gonzales, were booked on drug possession charges.
Lt. Col. Bobby Webre said the sheriff's office started
investigating Stafford in the middle of March, but Monday, narcotics
detectives saw Stafford and Medine involved in a drug transaction in the
parking lot of a Gonzales business.
The pair was arrested and deputies said they both had
heroin, cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia on them. Investigators also
seized what they called "a large amount of cash from proceeds of drug
transactions conducted by Stafford."
Detectives said Mahurin bought heroin from Stafford,
which led to his arrest. All three suspects were booked into the Ascension
Stafford faces the following charges:
Possession with intent to distribute heroin
Distribution of heroin
Possession with intent to distribute cocaine
Possession with intent to distribute marijuana
His bond was set at $155,342.50.
Medina was booked on these charges:
Principal/possession with intent to distribute heroin
Principal/distribution of heroin
Possession of cocaine
Principal/possession with intent to distribute cocaine